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    2. Arakhor
      I own two of those books, but I've never actually read them. It's a question of sitting down and actually reading the things! :)
    3. Arakhor
      Oh, I've hard of his Sharpe stories of course, but I have zero interest in the time period. :)

      I read Stonehenge shortly after The Last Kingdom and that was interesting, but I don't think I'd want to read it again.
    4. Arakhor
      I was just re-reading the Historical Fiction thread in World History and came across your recommendation to read Bernard Cornwell's Saxon books (The Last Kingdom etc.). Funnily enough, I just read that one in March and enjoyed it immensely.
    5. GhostWriter16
      I should note that I don't endorse everything on Rockwell either, I have my own views and in most cases those views are closer to the center than Rockwell's (Of course, the people on Rockwell don't always agree with each other either:p) Still, Rockwell is refreshing to read as an alternative to the daily "Government is good" we get everywhere else.

      I like some Rockwell posters more than others, naturally.
    6. GhostWriter16
      Yeah, Obama or Lincoln actually being a king is hyperbole, although not completely invalid criticism. Both have tried to act like kings. Lincoln was much more effective at it, while Obama is kind of a "Poor man's despot".

      I think calling Lincoln king is reasonable, although again, hyperbole. When you start locking people up outside of the legal system, I think that that's acting kind of like a king.

      I don't know how Obama managed to do that free-speech zone thing. At least people aren't being locked up for criticism (As far as we know) today.
    7. GhostWriter16
      Thanks a lot to the glorious Lincoln/Obama

      Whatever you think of the Civil War, I think its amazing that the greatest Presidents ever (tm) are the ones who grab the most power, while the John Tyler's, Grover Cleveland's, and Calvin Coolidge's of the world are quickly forgotten (Except by me:p)

      My disgust for Abraham Lincoln, and Obama, are pretty much just getting bigger the more I read.
    8. GhostWriter16
      I'm plenty concerned about that as well. And they can indeed do it. America is becomming a soft tyranny.
    9. GhostWriter16
      If by that you mean gun ownership of any kind, yes I agree. The government isn't going to outlaw all civilian ownership anytime soon. They can't. But guns will likely become further restricted.

      I don't really understand why so many self-professed libertarians (whether left wing or right wing) disagree with me on this issue. How can we possibly say that government is more trustworthy with weapons than the rest of us after how Obama has been using his drone strikes?

      Frankly, I'd feel SAFER with no standing army and purely defensive militas at this point. Nobody would have any reason to attack us. Nor would our own government be able to. I'm much more scared of the United States government than any foreign one at this point. No foreign government is going to attack us. The US government, on the other hand...

      Restricting gun rights further just gives THEM even more power.
    10. GhostWriter16
      I wish I was familiar with that quote:sad:

      Just something I was thinking on about how you said recently that the second amendment was not under attack, do you still feel this way after the new proposals to ban assault weapons?
    11. GhostWriter16
      Hey, just curious, what's your view on the Second Amendment?
    12. Plotinus
      Thanks for the recommendation. I've seen them about but never read them. I might give them a try!
    13. PeteAtoms
      Hey, lookin' through your game thread in the Other Games section. Apologies, but I didn't have the energy to look through the long thread, what expansions/downloads are you using besides the base Sims 2 game?
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